Penguin Flies Home (Flight School) (Hardcover)

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By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
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Penguin loves to fly with his bird friends at flight school, but when the teachers realize he is homesick, they head back to Antarctica for a visit. Penguin desperately want his penguin friends to learn to fly with him, but they are content to swim in the ocean and frolic in the snow. Penguin realizes that it's okay for your friends to follow different dreams.

— Cathy

Description


Penguin mastered his quest to soar with the eagles in Flight School—now he’s heading home to teach his friends in this sweet and inspiring stand-alone companion story!

Penguin loves everything about flying: the wind beneath his wings, the song that rises from his belly, and the sight of new and wonderful places.

Still, he misses his penguin friends in the South Pole. So, he flips and flaps back home, ready to teach them the magic of flight!

But when he arrives, his enthusiasm for flying doesn’t get quite the reaction he expected. Will Penguin’s friends still like him, even if they don’t share his soaring dreams?

About the Author


Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including When You Need WingsFlight SchoolPenguin Flies Home; Red SledRed HatGood Morning to Me!Born in the Wild; and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including When You Need WingsFlight SchoolPenguin Flies Home; Red SledRed HatGood Morning to Me!Born in the Wild; and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.

Praise For…


"The rotund, ambitious hero of Flight School (2014) returns home to Antarctica to share the magic of flying above the earth with his penguin friends... In the end, Penguin realizes that his particular passion for flying makes him different but that being different is just fine. Judge's animated style invests Penguin, his classmates, and his penguin friends with endearing personalities... Aerial scenes from Penguin's viewpoint make his happiness at seeing the world from the sky persuasive, and the affection shown him by his flight school companions as well as by his fellow penguins is affirming... Lighthearted and lots of fun."
— Kirkus Reviews

"A penguin in flight may defy the laws of physics, but all seems to work out well within this reassuring story, which makes its point with empathy and humor. The well-structured illustrations, line drawings with watercolor washes, vary from close-ups of amusing birds to large-scale scenes of sea and sky. There are few birds more endearing than Judge’s Penguin, with his rotund little body, scarlet aviator glasses, and passionate attachment to his dream and his friends."
— Booklist

"Judge’s upbeat pencil and watercolor illustrations are as energetic as her main character. . . . The sky’s the limit for Penguin and his further adventures."
— The Horn Book


Product Details
ISBN: 9781534414419
ISBN-10: 153441441X
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Flight School